Since 2018, USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) has focused its activities on eastern Ukraine. In 2022, it expanded its geography of cooperation to other regions due to Russia’s full-scale invasion and occupation of part of Ukraine. In 2023, given the military and political circumstances and challenges, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) changed ERA’s priorities.
ERA is one of the implementers of the U.S. Government’s Interagency Agriculture Resilience Initiative – Ukraine (AGRI – Ukraine), which aims to support Ukrainian agricultural production and exports and help address the global food crisis exacerbated by Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine. USAID supports the Government of Ukraine, including working with the State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine (SARDI) and the State Customs Service, through ERA, to modernize border crossing points to improve grain trade and exports, passenger traffic, and perceptions of Ukraine. ERA is also implementing the Economic Stability and Recovery Initiative (ESRI), which focuses on job retention and creation and assists small and medium-sized enterprises.
USAID ERA prioritizes work on AGRI and rehabilitating EU-facing border crossing points (BCPs). The AGRI component is extending its technical assistance to Ukrainian Agri-traders and logistics companies supporting them in increasing capacity and potential of grain export logistics. The BCP component includes complex construction management and procurement of equipment and service for BCPs to become more efficient in processing big cargos of grain and other commodities through the border.
About the job
The Project Engineer is responsible for generally supporting the BCP Infrastructure Team and cooperating with the Procurement and M&E Teams to ensure the performance of program-level construction projects. The Project Engineer is expected to coordinate the work of subcontractors, oversee construction supplies cost estimates, and conduct periodic site visits. Finally, s/he will work closely with the Chief Engineer and BCP Infrastructure Manager, supporting them in all construction-related matters on a day-to-day basis. The Project Engineer can be located in Lviv and reports to the BCP Infrastructure Manager.
- Review, verify, and prepare program-level construction schedules.
- Supervision of construction subcontractors and site supervision subcontractors for compliance with subcontract requirements.
- Conduct site visits and supervise site visit meetings.
- Monitor construction progress and support construction schedule updates as necessary.
- Periodic site visits to verify quality control processes and results at construction sites nationwide.
- General support for ERA’s Construction Management tasks.
- Other duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer and/or BCP Infrastructure Manager.
Procurement: in coordination with the Procurement Team:
- Review cost estimates for design, construction, and other activities;
- Review bills of quantity for compliance;
- Review Bills of Quantity and other design documentation for accurate processes that deliver requisitions in a timely way.
Monitoring & Evaluation: in coordination with the M&E team,
- Support data collection during the implementation of the technical tasks;
- Monitor the implementation of activities according to the ERA M&E plan;
- Provide information and data to the M&E team in a required format.
- Prepare accurate and timely reports and other project documentation as required; maintain project files.
- Keep respective activity records in DAI corporate system (TAMIS).
- Generate progress reports and other project information as required.
- Oversee the monthly, weekly, and daily reporting of subcontractors and direct improvements as required by the Chief Engineer as related to cost, schedule, and other contract requirements.
- MA/BA in Civil or Infrastructure Engineering or a related field.
- A category CC1 to CC3 certification as “architect/engineer” and/or “expert”.
- Technadzor certification is also acceptable if supported by professional experience consistent with design review, construction supervision, and compliance verification experience.
- A minimum of ten years of general professional experience is required, with five years of specific experience in construction supervision.
- Fluent English is required.
- Experience with international donor-funded projects is preferred.
Contract length: 12-month employment agreement with a possibility of extension.
Benefits: all benefits envisaged by the Labor Code of Ukraine, corporate medical insurance for employees and immediate family members.
Start date: October 2023
All applicants must send a cover letter and updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English to email@example.com
Closing date for applications: October 2, 2023.
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